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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Customer based home improvement site All Around the Home (AATH) has officially become a staple for Southern California internet bound homeowners. Magic Builders is one of many Los Angeles County contractors who have signed with AATH since the beginning of 2007. Homeowners in the LA County area are sure to be able to find quality contractors for all of their home improvement needs.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Barking Cow Distribution and STV Networks Release the North American PREMIERE of the Newest Jackie Chan Action-comedy-adventure Film
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WHAT: Red carpet screening and after party for the newly completed North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth. The long awaited 96-minute English language action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat. Filmed on location in China, India, Hong Kong, this is the first Jackie Chan U.S.-release in over three years.
Penna Piererra Teams with Hitchhiker Media, Penthouse Swimwear and SwappWatch at Erotica LA Booth 1424
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Hitchhiker Media LLC and Princess Penna, Inc. announced that adult film superstar Penna Piererra will team up with lifestyles company SwappWatch and Penthouse Swimwear where she will be signing autographs at booths 1444 and 1445 (formerly 1424) during the Erotica LA show at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 22nd - June 24th.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Are you happy is a simple question but being blissful seems to elude nearly everyone. Even Oprah on a recent show admitted that she was not 100% happy. Dawn T. Clare seeks to fill this gap through counseling and corporate consulting. Dawn overcame many challenges on her path to bliss.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "When I first read about America Libre, I knew this was an important book," said Veronica Jacuinde, producer/reporter of On The Up at SiTV. "As the debate over immigration becomes more inflammatory, people need to hear the message of this book. It's a warning sign of the consequences of overreaction and prejudice." America Libre (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9), is a novel by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As the old Hollywood adage goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know. This could be the reason Productionpoint.com has become one of the fastest growing online networks for the advertising and entertainment industries.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a Southern California-based active lifestyle media company that operates the largest healthy travel site on the web, released today its 2007 ranking of "The Top 10 Hotel Lap Pools in North America." The 10 best hotel lap pools received the company's recommendation after in-depth research on over 3,000 hotels and anonymous personal tours.
L.A.-Based BETA Records and Fliptrack Partner to Provide Music Video Creation Tools to Indie Artists
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced this week that they will partner with Fliptrack to provide music video creation tools for their artists and listeners. Fliptrack's technology will enable BETA artists to easily create music videos of their songs to express themselves in a simple way and with a wide reach.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Times announced today that in its 12th straight year the Festival of Books drew between 130,000 and 140,000 people and featured the largest number of writers, panel discussions, exhibitors, and activities in its history. Held on the beautiful UCLA campus on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th, the event drew higher than expected attendance and drove record book sales for sponsors.
Indie Artists Invited to Party and Network With Record Executives from Around the World at Key Club in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- If you are an unsigned music artist, BETA Records invites you to a special event May 1st at the Sunset Strip Key Club as part of MUSEXPO 2007, the annual gathering of the world's leading music executives, producers, managers, and new media content experts.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- L.A. based BETA Records to launch Mexico unit, announces additional international expansion which follows the success enjoyed by U.S. and German sites of the online record company headed by founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel. "Beginning the first of May, BETA Records is opening its online portal to singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and bands based in Mexico," states Honetschlaeger.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- TechGenii, Inc., an industry leader in digital media and interactivity, announced this week that it will provide mobile alerts and mobile voting during the Eerie Horror Film Festival, October 10th through October 14th, 2007, at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, PA.
Spanish Auto Lead Service Launches Creditodeauto.com to Help Satisfy Growing Demand for Spanish Auto Leads
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Spanish Lead Services (SLS) announced this week the launching of Creditodeauto.com. "Demand for our Spanish auto leads has grown 245% since we've returned from the NADA industry show held in Las Vegas, this past February," said Seth Schiller, President of SLS.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Applied Business Software Inc. (ABS), developer of The Mortgage Office(TM), the leading loan servicing software solution for the lending industry, and Ellie Mae Inc., an award-winning provider of innovative software and services for the mortgage industry, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to provide full product integration between The Mortgage Office(TM) and Encompass(R) mortgage automation system.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Electronic artist The G-Man and country keyboard player Doug Colosio announce the formation of Golosio Publishing (www.golosio.com), a music licensing company which will supply songs for film, TV, games and commercials. Colosio has been playing keyboards with country legend Merle Haggard for the past seven years and has songwriting credits on some of Haggard's recent albums.
Rumors of Castro Regime’s Imminent Demise Spark Interest in Cuban Diaspora as ‘Broken Paradise’ Hits Bookstores
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Interest in pre-Communist Cuba and Cuban Diaspora issues have caused unprecedented interest in books about Cuba and Cuban Americans. Indeed, a quick Internet search will find an extraordinary 65,396 books currently available about Cuba. The best among them may be the new historical novel, Broken Paradise (ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-8779-1), by Cecilia Samartin.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Personifying the cabaret genre, Ute Lemper is known for her moody interpretations of songbook standards, laced with witty asides and knowing looks, weaving an atmosphere that draws in audiences like few other performers today.
Top Large Law Firm Expert Joins Library Associates Companies (LAC) to Lead Consulting and Executive-Level Recruiting Services
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Library Associates Companies (LAC) announced today that Sarah Clark Kavanagh is joining the firm as Vice President, Strategic Consulting. While based in San Francisco, Ms. Kavanagh will be responsible for serving and working with LAC on national accounts and consulting projects.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The online record company, BETA Records, invites you to accept a paying job with their company. According to BETA founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel, you can become an A&R (artist & repertoire) representative and turn your love of music into cash.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Lord Help Us" is a new urban inspirational romantic comedy written, directed and edited by former child actor, Shavar Ross, who played "Dudley," Gary Coleman's best friend for six seasons on the hit 1980's show "Diff'rent Strokes," and produced by Tri-Seven Entertainment.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- BETA Records and founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel are making it possible for independent musicians to take advantage of the communication and promotional advantages of ringtones. New feature is available at no cost for any artist on the BETArecords.com site.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- If John Abdo has his way 10,000 elementary school children are going to have a day they will never forget! The renowned fitness expert will be providing fun-filled lessons on physical play, that he hopes these kids will take to heart. The Fitness Hall of Fame inductee will be emceeing the Kids Fitness Challenge at the illustrious Rose Bowl, Saturday, January 27th.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Author Dee Dee Phelps signs and talks about her memoir "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN-10: 1412073839) singing as Dick and Dee Dee, at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272 on Thursday evening, February 8th at 7:30 pm.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Fitness Challenge Foundation has taken the initial step towards getting our nation's children in better shape. The not-for-profit organization has partnered with the California State University system to implement a first of its kind initiative that will provide physical activities programs for elementary schools.
Globally Known Operations Exec and Architectural Industry Leaders Tapped to Grow Premier Architectural Services Company, Cadforce Inc.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has added three new people to its management team. They are Paul Fielding, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer; Jeffrey Matzek, AIA, Vice President of Quality; and Catrina Gregory, Vice President of Client Care.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As befits anything from an album by DJ Insane and The G-Man, the first music video is one of the strangest ever posted online. The opening track, entitled "Trans Addiction," from the U.S. album CRAZED + DAZED (Delvian Records, UPC 6-75604-10252-0), has prompted an advertising copywriter in India to use open source film footage by an avant-garde German director to create the "Trans Addiction Wine Symphony."
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has raised $3.1 million in a Series B funding round. Louisiana Ventures, LP, of Bossier City, Louisiana led the round with a $1.5 million investment. This follows Rincon Venture Partners' August 2005 Series A, bringing the total capital investment in CADFORCE to just under $5 million.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of "Bury that Sucka" (ISBN: 1413792693), is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true "to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans and to offer uncompromising resistance to social forces and structures which deny or limit their ability to do so. It is their intent to promote racial harmony, self-respect, pride and dignity affirming the highest of standards and values for the African American communities."
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- InflightPower.com announced today a new and improved product for those travelers interested in recharging a Cell phone, RIM Blackberry(R) or Apple iPod(R) while in-flight. The new InFlight Power(TM) recharging cable has just been released for market sales.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The schedule was released today for HDFEST's Los Angeles event which will be staged at Dolby Laboratories in Burbank. This December event is the final stop on the HDFEST 2006 World Tour, which also included HD Festival events this year in Seoul, New York, Finland, and London. HDFEST Los Angeles will include screenings of high-definition movies, panels on HD moviemaking and digital cinema, festival parties and the HDFEST 2006 Deffie Award Ceremony.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jean-Pierre Chevalier, a leading authority on genetic medicine, and iUniverse, Inc., a leading provider of publishing technology solutions announced today the long-awaited publication of "Sarcophagus," the novel. In this stunning work of contemporary fiction, Chevalier has succeeded in illuminating one of the unspeakable tragedies of our age: the institutionalized exploitation of illness. Now available in stone-cold print, the appalling dilemma of the cancer patient is laid bare like never before.
Los Angeles Infertility Center Recruiting Patients for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Study Offering Free Medications
LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM) (SIRM(TM)) in Los Angeles is currently recruiting patients to take part in a study that examines the effect of specific medical protocols in women who are considered "poor responders" to fertility medications. Patients who meet the qualification criteria and are selected to take part in the study will be eligible to receive up to $6,000 worth of free medications as part of their treatment.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In its quest to increase sales, Wildfire, Inc. (www.wildfirefx.com), Los Angeles based manufacturer of VHO, DMX controllable UV lights and UV sensitive materials, hired a new marketing director recently, promoting Aaron Stanley, the former Accounting Manager, to Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc. of Los Angeles, known for providing UV effects and materials to the entertainment industry for 17 years, will be joining the set of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in an episode to be aired Sunday, October 15 at 8/9 pm CST.
LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM) - Los Angeles (SIRM(TM)-LA) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Rudy Quintero as an Associate Medical Director of the practice. A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Quintero completed his residency at Glendale Adventist Hospital and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University Medical Center.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Writing in his "Communication Nation" column exclusively for Advertising Industry Newswire(TM), Scott G (recording artist THE G-MAN) makes a startling suggestion: 49 more states should sue the major record companies. Everyone in the music business knows that Universal Music Group will pay a $12,000,000 fine for illegal practices (commonly called payola). The charges were brought by Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General of the state of New York, and the money will go to... the state of New York.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Temple420.org opened on April 20th to incredible success. There have been thousands of people flocking to the site and a true community is being created on-line. Two community members of Temple420.org have decided to get married and they have asked Craig X Rubin, the new Pope of Pot, to officiate over their Wedding. The other exciting news is that Rubin, the Temple's Reverend, is going to Washington D.C. to be trained as a preacher by Arch Bishop George Augustus Stallings.
LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- The Russian Nights Festival in Los Angeles presented by Moscow's Stas Namin Center today unveiled its most impressive and diverse schedule to date. From April 2-8, 2006, the City of Los Angeles will celebrate the rich culture of Russia, past and present, with an exciting new festival program featuring the best from the worlds of film, modern dance, music, theatre and contemporary art.